Confessions: Saturday, April 22nd; 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. & 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Divine Mercy Masses: Saturday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23rd at 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Divine Mery Chaplet and Benediction follow each of the three masses.
“The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion will obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, 699)
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“The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!”
‘Alleluia’ is one expression that we hear so often during Easter. And when we hear a Catholic shouting out ‘Alleluia’ we think, they have become a Pentecostal. What does ‘alleluia’ mean? It simply means, ‘Praise the Lord’! But this praise is also filled with thanksgiving, joy and triumph. Several psalms begin and end with this expression. This is one of those expressions that has come to be used in Christian tradition in its original Hebrew expression, like ‘Amen’ and ‘Hosanna’. ‘Alleluia’ is an apt expression in the context of what we celebrate during Easter – it is simply to praise the Lord for his triumph over death.
The celebration of Resurrection is the first feast that early Christians ever celebrated. In fact, it was such a powerful event that they celebrated it every Sunday. Yes, even today… Sunday is the day of the Lord, the day of Resurrection. Belief in the Resurrection is central to Christian life. It is the event and experience of Easter that confirms our belief in Jesus as the Son of God, as it confirmed the belief of the apostles. St Paul tells us, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.” (1Cor 15:14)
Did Jesus really rise from the dead? No one saw Jesus rising from the dead, but from the after-experiences of the event we can offer 3 pointers to show that Jesus really rose from the dead:
My dear parishioners, so then let this Easter that we celebrate be not just an event – an historical event that happened 2000 years ago, or just a liturgical event. Let it be an experience for each one of us. We have fifty days – in this season of Easter – to savor this experience. Let the risen Lord become real to us. May we experience the outpouring of his spirit during this season! And this is the foundation of our Christian faith. The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia.
Wish you all a Happy Easter. May the Risen Lord bless you and fill you with hope and joy.
ST. ANNE PARISH WELCOMES ALL VISTORS AND NEW RESIDENTS WHO WORSHIP WITH US TO JOIN OUR FAITH COMMUNITY. PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE TO REGISTER.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE!